Thursday, January 26, 2012

You Make Me Laugh

Well, hello there! No one had any answers to my question? Hmmm... I may have to ask on a scrapbooking forum, or I think I may just make my own page protector. It will be an experiment!

I created this page months ago. I haven't had much time to scrapbook, but I have had time to work on the baby journal. I'm ok with that! I'm also making more of an effort to get some design work done. Yeah!

She turned 5 months a couple of days ago! It really does go by fast! I'm trying to remember what those first few weeks felt like as a new mother. I remember the rush of emotions that would hit me knowing that we had our little promise. I also remember having my freak-out moments. Don't all moms have their moments? Whew! Jeralyn is so much fun! Every single day I thank the Lord for my baby girl! We waited for soooo loooooong! There were so many moments of feeling very discouraged--I don't miss those days! But I never want to forget them either. It's so hard when you long for something (someone) so much, but that dream feels delayed or like it will never come. But God was faithful!

Have a blessed day!
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Need help finding something!

I'm trying to find some sort of page protector that I can put things like hospital bracelets and other keepsakes in that will keep them in the pages and not fall out. I've been looking online and I cannot seem to find anything. I know there has to be something like that out there. The closest I came to finding something like that was something Ali Edwards posted about when she was talking about her daughter's baby book, but it looks like that product is unavailable. I'm about to just make my own, but I'd rather just have something already made because time is precious these days.

Please let me know if you know of anything. This would be something that would fit into a 3-ring 12x12 binder. Thank you!

Oh, I was also wondering if the Project Life pages would be something like this? Does stuff fall out of those?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Baby Journal Update

I have been wanting to post some of the baby journal pages for some time now, so I'm happy to be doing that today. I had an early start today. Baby is teething (doc said she should be getting teeth in the next couple of weeks--no joke!), so I've been hearing a lot of crying. Being a mom is the most challenging thing I've ever experienced! WHEW!!!!! But it's all worth it! Even when you want to cry yourself because you just want one more hour of sleep.

For the most part I've been staying current with the journal pages. I do all of my journaling in my email account so I can access it from anywhere. It's been a nice process so far and I've enjoyed it. And it's really the only scrapbooking I have successfully done the last few months.

I'm so glad Quent took those pictures for Week 17 because if he didn't, we would have had no pictures for that week. It was a crazy week!

Well, I'm off to get the baby.

I'll post more soon!
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's been awhile!

I apologize for the pause in posts. Our main computer doesn't allow me to post anything except pictures on my blog. Our "old" computer does let me post though. We were away from home for basically 8 weeks (for 5 weeks of that we did have our main computer). I have missed blogging! Because I do most of my creative work on the main computer and all of the pages are saved to that computer, I have to email the pages to my address and then grab them on the old computer. It's a lengthy process, and a worthwhile one, but one I don't have as much time for anymore. Priorities sure do change when you have a little one! Whew!

We have a family blog that I have been shy about sharing on my blog here (probably because I'm such a private person). Some of you may have the address already, but here it is just in case if you don't. That way you can see updated pictures of Jeralyn and see what we have been up to.

From the beginning of November until mid-December we were living in Juneau temporarily for Quent's job. And then we came home for a couple of days, and then left for Michigan for Christmas for almost 3 weeks. It's really good to be home, but I do miss our family/friends!

Yesterday I put together some rough drafts for the weeks I am behind on for Jeralyn's weekly baby book. It won't take me too long to catch up on it. I am enjoying the process of it and I feel like I stay pretty organized and on top of things with it--thus far. As she grows and is more alert and active, I know I won't have as much time to devote to scrapbooking, but I will do my best. I'm also editing photos we took while in Michigan. And I'm going to be sending out our very late Christmas/New Years card. WHEW!

So life has been busy and we are enjoying our little girl! She was like a completely different baby after being in Juneau for 5 weeks. They really do grow so much! So fast!

In the past 3 months I knitted a dress and mittens for Jeralyn. I also knitted some wash cloths for gifts. And...a pair of slippers! I don't have any projects I'm working on currently, except one project I should probably finish. I don't like having unfinished projects hanging over me.

So I should be able to post more often now. Yeah! Thank you for your patience! I hope everyone had a very relaxing and blessed holiday season!

Happy New Year!

P.S. My "little word for 2012" is CREATE. Hmmmm...